Our metal-free safety boots and shoes: tomorrow's technology, today!
Each metal-free shoe or boot is built using lightweight, protective composite toe caps and midsoles made of synthetic materials such as Kevlar, Carbon Fibres, Ballistic Nylon and other patented technologies. (Kevlar is used to stop bullets in ballistic vests - so having it as your underfoot midsole is very reassuring!)
These materials, (often referred as Composite toe caps), are as strong as the steel toe caps used typically in safety shoes and boots. Of course, they are ALL required to pass the same EU safety regulations (EN ISO 20345)as the steel options.
The primary advantage of metal-free safety boots is their light weight. Non metallic safety boots are lighter than steel toe and steel midsole boots. (For every 100gm of weight saved off your footwear, its like 500gms off your back Ie it makes a big difference).
When you wear safety boots all day long, by evening time, you'll know what heavy boots are like.
Newest Technology in Metal Free Safety Shoes.
The midsole protection tends to be a Kevlar woven fabric, rather than a steel plate. The Kevlar midsole protects 100% of the sole - steel plates could not protect right up to the edge of the foot, so they left about 20% of our foot sole area exposed.
Another advantage is that the non metallic safety footwear gives you better thermal insulation; the feeling is like wearing a non-safety boot.
You might notice that on the market there are various composite toe shoes and boots, but not all of them are metal free safety shoes (ie metal is used for the laces eyelets, zips, brand logos etc.). That makes the difference when you consider that metal-free footwear is scanner safe, therefore very beneficial for professionals who have to pass several times a day through metal detectors such as security personnel, airport staff or nuclear plant operators.
Treat yourself to the ultimate in safety footwear.
NB "Metal Free or Non metal toe cap and midsole" is not the same as an Entirely Metal-free boot: Entirely metal free shoes and boots have hard plastic lacing systems and no metal at all eg: Amblers FS34C.